Today we’ve got awesome news for our Scandit community outside of the United States. Upon numerous requests from around the world, we’re happy to announce the worldwide release of our Scandit Barcode Scanner & Comparison Shopper app! One year after its successful US market launch, the Scandit Barcode Scanner & Comparison Shopper app now enables smart shoppers around the world to scan product barcodes and QR codes, find the best price...

UPDATE: This post is no longer up-to-date. To read more about the many types of both one-dimensional and two-dimensional barcodes please see our latest guide to choosing the right barcodes. A couple of days ago we’ve introduced you to the basics of different barcode types, remember? It was all about whether you should opt for a 1D barcode or implement QR codes. So if you’ve decided to go for 1D barcodes...

Phew… after attending Mobilize 2011 in San Francisco and AdWeek in New York, we joined the wireless and telecom community for the yearly CTIA Enterprise and Applications conference in San Diego. In this post, we’ll summarize our insights from the CTIA Power Series sessions with their specific focus on mobile commerce and advertising. Enjoy! Mobile Commerce Once more mobile payment was one of the conference’s hot topics. But even though most people...

In a previous post we shared some observations from Mobilize 2011. In this post, we’ll be covering some key take-aways from the AdWeek conference, held in New York about a week ago. Mobile device usage continues to grow at a rapid pace. However, while mobile device consumption already accounts for approximately 8% of total user time, only 0.5% of total ad spend flows into mobile at this time – with 61.9%...

Do you feel that RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is going to put good old barcodes out of business any time soon? Do you have a good grasp of German? Then tune in and listen to the following podcast where Samuel talks about different identification technologies and why barcodes are here to stay: http://www.techdings.com/index.php/2011/09/017-samuel-mueller-ceo-von-mirasense-und-scandit-com-bei-techdings-com/ In a later post, we’ll expand on this topic and will provide a more comprehensive overview of different...

Usually we focus on scanning of barcodes rather than printing barcodes. But being able to scan a barcode presumes that you (or your users eventually) have a barcode to scan. This means that as developer or even brand owner you need to select a barcode type – sometimes also called a barcode symbology – for your purposes. There are a number of questions to address when it comes to barcode...